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Temple of Khonsu at Karnak


Published 1887
Topics art, American Art


Blashfield made this drawing of the colonnaded forecourt of an ancient temple while sailing down the Nile with his father-in-law, Charles Edwin Wilbour (1833–1896), a noted Egyptologist and benefactor of the Brooklyn Museum’s world-class Egyptian collections. Catering to Americans’ taste for “exotic” subject matter, Blashfield used his Egyptian sketches to illustrate articles he and his wife wrote for the popular Scribner’s Magazine in 1891–92.

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Identifier brooklynmuseum-o983-temple-of-khonsu-at-karnak
Caption Edwin Howland Blashfield (American, 1848-1936). Temple of Khonsu at Karnak, 1887. Graphite on light tan, medium weight, slightly textured wove paper, Sheet (uneven): 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27 x 34.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John H. Field, 48.217.8
Creator Edwin Howland Blashfield
Credit Gift of John H. Field
Date 1887
Dimensions Sheet (uneven): 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27 x 34.9 cm)
Mediatype image
Medium Graphite on light tan, medium weight, slightly textured wove paper
Rights No known copyright restrictions
Signature Signed lower right: "BY / E. H. BLASHFIELD '87"
Publicdate 2010-04-28 19:49:40
Addeddate 2010-04-28 19:49:40

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